Maurerische Trauermusik

views updated

Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music). Work in C minor by Mozart (K477) scored for 2 ob., cl., 3 basset hn., double bn., 2 hn., and str. Comp. in July 1785 for installation of a master (a ritual which includes funerary imagery) and perf. again in Nov. 1785 at memorial service for two of Mozart's lodge brothers.